Thursday, August 24, 2006

did i find the motivation?

I know what you're thinking
... "How ... interesting" ...? hehe! Yeah I know, sometimes to get in the mood to draw something, I need to do something a little less like something I normally draw and let my mind wonder for a little while. This lovely piece decided to tackle the other day, when I was out sick from work. So it's actually quite amazing that I could even color between the lines since I was out sick with pink eye. (Anyone know what a pain it is...a literal concentrate on something like drawing, or watching TV for that matter, when it feels like sandpaper on the inner part of your eye lid, scraping away layer upon layer off of your eyeball?)

But anyway, I attempted this after remembering a fond memory of when I was in Junior High (or Middle School as the northerners like to call it). I used a protractor, a ruler and Prismacolor colored pencils. Don't look too close, because you'll probably find that the pink eye effected me more than it should have (lines are where they aren't supposed to be, symetry was not a big plan in this particular drawing...although using a protractor and ruler it should have been :P ). Honestly it was a nice get away from the drawings I usually do.

Speaking of finding my motivation: I'll post the finish product when it's finished, but I am working on an acrylic painting for my mom. She wants flowers...of various pinks and purples- she basically said "pinks, greens, purples and know what I like". Yeah...sure I know what she's talking about... :0 We'll see how that turns out :P

But I should be able to find the time to post more since Friday (tomorrow) will be my last day at work (DNA Productions). The company is downsizing due to the fact that "The Ant Bully" did so poorly in theaters. But I have a feeling it won't take them long to bounce back and then I'll be getting that fantastic phone call saying "hey, can you come back?" Don't get me wrong, I'm ecstatic to be getting some time off and being able to actually work on my drawings, and, that last thought almost skipped my brain completely- I knew there was something else I should be working on...animating...ah. I'll let the pink eye heal first :P Man do I love to procrastinate.

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